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About Anxiety and Depression

                                                      Anxiety

Occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. You might feel anxious when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or making an important decision. But anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear. For a person with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not go away and can get worse over time. The feelings can interfere with daily activities such as job performance, school work, and relationships. There are several different types of anxiety disorders. Examples include generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder.  It is reported that 43.2% of the United States adult and children population were diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.

                                                                   Anxiety Fact Sheets

Panic Disorder
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Social Anxiety Disorder
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

 

                                                     Depression

Depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. To be diagnosed with depression, the symptoms must be present for at least two weeks.  It is reported that 19.2% of the United States adult and children population were diagnosed with depression.

Click here to read an overview of depression.